Stage ManagerOlivia Sanchez
Olivia Sanchez (Stage Manager) is in her 7th show with the T.A.D. She is so excited and proud of the tech crew this season!! You guys rock!! She hopes everyone enjoys the show as much as she does!!
Technical Manager, Lightboard/SoundMalik Mashlab
Malik Mashlab (Technical Manager, Lightboard/Sound) is in his 6th show with Crestwood Theatre and is very excited to be the tech manager and do the light board for this production. He'd like to thank his friends and family for supporting him throughout this journey and for coming to see the show.
Asst. Stage ManagerSophie Monolidis
Sophie Monolidis (Asst. Stage Manager) is in her 6th show with Crestwood Theatre and is super excited to be apart of this wonderful show with some of the best people!
Asst. Stage ManagerChris Ashekian
Chris Ashekian (Asst. Stage Manager) is in 3rd year with Crestwood Theatre and he can not wait to be an assistant stage manager this year and he loves everyone!
Asst. Tech Manager, Personal MicsSalma Baroudi
Salma Baroudi (Asst. Tech Manager, Personal Mics) is her 6th show with Crestwood, She would like to thank her family and friends for all the love and support they have given her but mostly her brother Omar for introducing her to this lovely club!
Asst. Tech Manager, Lightboard/SoundYara Nasser
Yara Nasser (Asst Tech Manager, Lightboard/Sound) is in her 6th show with the tech crew and she is excited to slay yet another day.
Alex Nasser (Music/SFX) is in his 5th show with Crestwood Theatre, and he's very excited to be a part of it! Some of his hobbies are sports, and hanging out with friends. He would like to thank his friends for supporting him through his three years of high school.
Special EffectsCecelia Krafchak
Cece Krafchak (Special Effects) is in her first production with Crestwood Theatre and she's very excited to be part of tech crew! Some of her hobbies include crocheting and being awesome. She'd like to thank her mom and Ben for driving her everywhere.
Stage CrewFatmeh Alawieh
Fatmeh Alawieh (Stage Crew) is in her first show and is very excited to be a part of the production!
Special EffectsHassan Elhajjhassan
Hassan Elhajjhassan (Special Effects) is in his second show at Crestwood, and he’s beyond excited to be around all of these amazing people
Spot CuesHannah Hamka
Hannah Hamka (Spot Cues) is excited to continue to explore different parts of the club. She chose to be on show tech because it was something that seemed interesting and wanted to expose herself to new things! It is her 3rd production in Crestwood Theatre!
Jayden Figueroa (Spotlight) is doing his very first show in drama. Some of his biggest hobbies are sports, listening to music, and playing music. He is very excited for this and wants to thank everyone that has helped him get to this point in his life!
Mic ManagerLachelle Moreland-Jones
LaChelle Moreland-Jones (Mic Manager) is in 5th show with Crestwood Theatre and is excited to be in show tech! She’d like to thank her family and friends for all of their continued support!
Madison Porter (Spotlight) is in her third show with Team Alpha Drama! She’d like to thank everyone involved in the production and club for making this place a home.
Mic ManagerYasmin Abu Alaywa
Yasmin Abu Alaywa (Mic Manager) is in her 3rd show with drama, and she’s very excited to be a part of the show tech crew! Some of her hobbies are crocheting, and reading. She’d like to thank her family for pushing her to try new things.
Props ManagerBrenden Young
Brenden Young (Prop Manager) is very happy to be a prop manager for the second time! Some of their hobbies include drawing, playing instruments, and watching wrestling. They'd like to thank their Mom, Sister, Nana, and best friend Kajana for supporting them through this journey! Hope you enjoy the show!!!
Props ManagerAbby Caudill
Abby Caudill (Property Crew Manager) is in her 3rd show with drama, she's very nervous (and excited!) to be a Prop Manager. She loves Harry Potter and according to pottermore she's a Hufflepuff! :)
Makeup ManagerMaysa Abouzenni
Maysa Abouzenni (Narrator, Bippy, Makeup Manager) is in her 4th show with Team Alpha Drama, she loves her role and thinks it’s so fun to play! She also plays soccer, and is in band, and she wants to thank her family and friends for supporting her!!
Makeup ManagerMegan Zundel
Megan Zundel (Makeup Crew) is so excited to try something new this fall for Crestwood Theatre’s production of Puffs! She wants to thank her friends and family for their continued support :)
Makeup CrewAya Soubra
Aya Soubra (Makeup Crew) is in her first year of makeup crew in Crestwood Theatre, and she is very excited to work amongst new people. Some of her hobbies include piano, painting, going to the gym, and ice skating. She’s ecstatic to start the year and have a good time!
Makeup CrewJackie Aranda
Jackie Aranda (Makeup Crew) is in her 3rd show with this drama program. She is very excited to be in makeup crew and get creative! Her favorite things to do is dancing, get creative, and eat and watch some of the best shows. She would like to thank her family and friends for pushing her and supporting her in what she loves!!!
Makeup Crew, Stage CrewKarima Elsersy
Karima Elsersy (Makeup crew) is in her 1st show with the Crestwood Drama Club, and she's very excited to be a part of the Makeup Crew! Some of her hobbies are going out with friends, and watching Netflix. She'd like to thank her friends for encouraging her to join theater!
Makeup CrewSamira Amsis
Samira Amsis (Makeup Crew) is a very outgoing, friendly, and nice girl she might be nervous at first but adapts quickly and loves to help out. She is very understanding and caring, she just wants to see everyone smiling. She loves playing softball and she is a very good cheer leader. She would love to thank her dad and friends for supporting her and always being there when she needs them the most.
Hair ManagerLydia Smith
Lydia Smith (Harry, Puff Student, Ric Gryff, Ms. Babble) is acting for the 3rd time in a Crestwood production. She is so excited to be a part of the club!
Hair ManagerNoor Alabdulrasul
NoorAlabdulrasul (Frenchy, Brave) is in her 6th show at Crestwood drama. This is her first year acting and she’s so excited to try something new.
Hair CrewDelilah Johnson
Delilah Johnson (Hair Crew) is in their first year of drama and some of the things they love to do is doing makeup and making food for their friends. They love movies and reading and they would love to say thank you for how nice everyone has been this far.
Hair CrewLarisa Aluculesei
Larisa Aluculesei (Hair Crew) is in her 2nd show with Crestwood Theatre. She is really excited to do hair! She'd like to thank her friend's, family, and Cayla for supporting her.
Hair CrewLeen Chokr
Leen Chokr (Hair Crew) is in her first show with Crestwood Drama, she’s very excited to be apart of hair crew this year. Some of her hobbies include listening to music, reading, and watching Netflix.
Costume ManagerFay Bazzi
Fay Bazzi (Susie Bones, Xavia Jones, Rita Scooter, Costume Crew Manager) is in her 5th show with Crestwood. She’s excited to play Suzie, who is basically a frightened Wednesday Addams.
Costume ManagerJulianna Rahal
Julianna Rahal (Costume Crew Manager) is in her 4th show with Crestwood Theatre and is really excited to act again! Her hobbies are drawing, and reading. she'd like to thank her mom for supporting her through everything.
Costume CrewTreah Adkins-Wingo
Traeh Adkins-Wingo (Brave, Costume Crew) is acting in her third show and she is excited to be a part of Puffs. She wants to thank her family and friends for all of their support!
Prop CrewAllie Fayz
Allie Fayz (Property Crew) is excited to spend his free time at Crestwood Theatre.
House Crew ManagerPrincess Zarate
Princess Zarate (House Manager) is in her 6th show with drama, and she's so excited to be the House Manager for the 2nd year! She would like to thank Lidia and her parents for always supporting her! She hopes that you enjoy the show and come back for more!!
Kajana SelimAsst. Manager
Kajana Selim (Asst. House Manager) is in their 2nd show as Assistant House Manager, and they're so happy to be apart of this club! They would like to thank many people for making this club very fun!!
Alice CarverAsst. Manager
Alice Carver (Asst. House Manager) is in her 3rd show with drama, and she's very happy to be Assistant House Manager for this show. She would like to thank her family for supporting her journey within theater.
House CrewAhmed Fathi
Ahmed Fathi (House Crew) is in 11th grade and is excited to be a part of this year's production of Puffs! he is very excited for the upcoming events as well.
House CrewAleena Bazzi
Aleena Bazzi (House Crew) is in her 4th show with drama and is very excited to be apart of house crew again! She is an actor but a techie at heart. Her hobbies are reading, singing, and dancing. She’d like to thank her mom for having faith in her and what she loves to do. hi mom
House CrewAnisa Tomas
Anisa Tomas (House Crew) is in her first show with drama. She is very happy to join the House Crew this year. Some of her hobbies include writing, drawing, and reading.
House CrewVictor Jackson
Victor Jackson (House Crew) is a house crew member. He is ready and excited to help out drama in their play puffs, this is kinda his first show but not his first time joining the club, he tried to join last year during the Spongebob play but sadly couldn't make it due to bad grades and missing out on the meetings, but now he's back and determined to stay as a member of drama.
House CrewVanessa Curylo
Vanessa Curylo (House Crew) is in her 2nd Crestwood Drama show. She is very very excited to see it all come together, have fun with the cast and crew, and get to know new people along the way.
House CrewNarjes Aljaber
Narjes AlJaber (House Crew) is in her first show at Crestwood. She is so excited to help build the puffs environment and make a magical place!
House CrewDaneil Phillips
Daneil Phillips (House Crew) is in her 1st show with Crestwood Theatre. She is really excited to create this magical world for this show. She loves to binge watch movies, and art. She’d like to thank her Dad for all his support and her friends nonstop joy they bring to her face.
House CrewElizabeth Link
Elizabeth Link (House Crew) is in her 2nd show with drama and is ready to have fun and help out. She would like to thank her mom and sister Jessica for taking her to all her meetings this year.
House CrewEoua Leianna Ramos
Eoua Leianne Ramos (House Crew) is in her first show with drama, and she’s happy to be in Tech Crew! She loves to draw, listen to / play music, and write in her free time. She’d love to thank her parents for supporting her interests!
House CrewIqbal Makkawi
Iqbal Makkawi (House Crew) is in her first season of drama, and she is excited to be in the house crew! One of her hobbies is cooking. She’d like to thank her family for supporting her.
Cayla Kolbusz (Director) is thrilled to be directing another show with Crestwood Theatre. This will be her 20th year directing for Crestwood. She has her Master's Degree in Theatre Direction from Roosevelt University and her Bachelor's in education from Eastern Michigan University. She would like to thank the PCDC/Department staff for their help, time, and friendship. It was intergral in making this production a success.
Technical DirectorRyan Wisniewski
Ryan (Technical Director) is entering his 21st year with the Crestwood Theatre and is excited to get to work the team again this season. He thankful for all of the drama alumni, old and new that continue to volunteer their time with the drama family to support the students.
Assistant Technical DirectorLia LaBenne
Lia LaBenne (Assistant Tech Director) is so excited to be back home again for another Crestwood production. This is Lia's 14th show with the drama club and 3rd as Tech Director. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Oakland University and currently works at The Canton Village Theater assisting both the technical team and front of house. She is extremely grateful to be taking on this new role. It has been a huge learning experience and appreciates everyone for their support!
Artistic Director, Scenic DesignerSean Mason
Sean Mason (Artistic Director, Scenic Designer) is excited to be back for another year of Crestwood Theatre and as a Harry Potter fan is thrilled to be kicking the year off with Puffs!!!
Costume DesignerXylona Appleton
Xylona Appleton (Costume Designer) joins us as our resident costumer from east London, UK (sadly not via Platform 9 ¾!). After training at the Mill at Sonning Theatre, Oxfordshire. She has worked as a costumer on off-West End productions for almost a decade. Xylona previously taught technical theatre students at the Academy of Live & Recorded Arts, and co-ran The Young Theatre at Beaconsfield as Artistic/Group Director and technical mentor, costuming the majority of their shows. Her passion for theatre began with one hundred paper flowers made for her high school production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. From there, she enjoyed learning various technical roles before becoming technical manager and leaving school to pursue a degree in Theatre Arts. Xylona has won several British Festival awards for costume, hair, and make-up, and an “Offies” (Off West-End Awards) nomination for her costumes for "Shock Treatment" at the King’s Head Theatre. Xylona is also a member of the Players Guild of Dearborn, having enthusiastically costumed their Guildling production of SpongeBob the Musical Jr. this summer. She has also trodden the boards in various roles for charitable performances and as a pantomime villain. Xylona writes and directs and is on a mission to bring the joyous delights of traditional British pantomime to the Detroit area. She is thrilled to take on this magical show for her beginning act at Crestwood and hopes to continue the beautiful, high quality costuming of her predecessor.
Scenic Designer, Head Carpenter, Associate Lighting DesignerMatt Woldanski
Matt Woldanski (Scenic Designer) is a 2016 alumni, and was a 3.5 year member of the club during his time at Crestwood. Since his graduation he has continued his work in theatre, working professionally at venues including the Michael A. Guido Theatre and Canton Village Theatre, as well as locally for events throughout Metro Detroit. Matt also went on to continue his education, attending Oakland University where he received a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with a focus in Lighting and Scenic Design. Matt’s past roles with Crestwood Theatre have included stagehand, sound operator, Lighting Designer, Head Scenic Carpenter and more. Whatever the role, Matt has been a part of every show the club has put on since he joined as a student in 2013.
Scenic CarpenterOmar Baroudi
Omar Baroudi (Scenic Designer, Department Assistant) is in his 5th show with Crestwood Theatre and is very excited that he was given the opportunity to be able to come back and help the theatre! He’d like to thank his family and friends for supporting him.
Property DesignerGilda Cameron
Gilda Cameron (Property Design) is super excited to be helping with props this year. This is her 25th anniversary helping with the club in every role from assistant, director, set building, to makeup, and now to props. She'd like to thank everyone except Cayla, who did not warn her just how many.props were on the list for this show.
Sound DesignerNick Gladkowski
Nick Gladkowski (Sound Designer) has been with Crestwood Theatre since he was a freshman at Crestwood all the way back in 2014. Since graduating from Crestwood, Nick has helped with just about every show Crestwood Theatre has put on. He would like to thank all his friends and family for their support through the years. Nick is excited to see how everybody’s hard work pays off in Crestwood Theatre's production of Puffs! Enjoy the show!
Lighting DesignerJake Woldanski
Jake Woldanski (Lighting Designer, Department Assistant) is very excited to come back to Crestwood Theatre as an alumni and help with production staff.
Makeup DesignerDelaney Singleton
Delaney Singleton (Makeup Design) is a proud Crestwood Theatre alumni! She has previously worked on Makeup Design for Crestwood Theatre for shows such as ‘Matilda’ (2023), ‘Next to Normal’ (2018) and ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ (2018), to name a few. Since becoming a Crestwood Theatre alumni, Delaney has since received a degree in Theatre: Directing from Western Michigan University and began working with educational theatre programs in the community such as working as a Producer/Choreographer for Lincoln Park Theatre, as a Guest Director for the Mosaic Youth Theatre in Detroit for their New Voices Festival and as an Adjudicator for the Wharton Center’s Sutton Foster Awards. Delaney would like to thank Cayla and Sean for still being in her corner after all these years and her loved ones for their love and support! She hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Hair DesignerDilyse McAllister
Dilyse McAllister (Hair Designer) is very excited to be apart of Puffs!!! This is Dilyse’s 13th year working with CHS Theatre. She loves working with the students and showing them how to create the hairstyles that help bring the characters to life. She wants to thank her husband, Jeff, her children, and grandchildren for their support.
House Director, Assistant DirectorElizabyth Chartier
Elizabyth Chartier (Assistant Director, House and Department Assistant) is excited to experience her 15th show with Crestwood Theatre! She is excited to take on a new role as Asst. Director, but she is happy to be back helping direct the house! She loves to support the kids and the club.
Producer, House AssistantSusan Doumont
Susan Doumont (Producer, House and Department Assistant) is coming back as a producer to help with her 12th show for Crestwood Theater. She was just Asst. Stage Manager for Matilda in the alumni show and is super grateful that the reminiscing of drama club didn’t end there! She is excited to see what it’s like to step into a production role and work closely with those she looked up to when she was a student at Crestwood almost 8 years ago.
Producer, Assistant Director, Social MediaHailey Cook
Hailey Cook (Producer, Assistant Director) is so excited to be working alongside her favorite people to help produce Puffs! This is her first show working with Crestwood Theatre and she’s so thankful to be given such a wonderful opportunity. She can’t wait to see the magic the students bring to the stage!
Sound AssistantMohamed Eter
Mohamad Eter (Sound Designer, Assistant) is in his 15th show with Crestwood Theatre. He’s very excited to see how the show comes together and is thankful for the drama club for giving him the opportunity to return!
Sound AssistantJack Steines
Jack Steines (Sound Designer, Department Assistant) is happy to be back another production and hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Assistant House Director, Social MediaAlysa Khater
Alysa Khater (Department Assistant) is excited to participate in her 9th show with Crestwood Theatre! She is assisting with social media and the house. She is a Potterhead at heart and hopes you all enjoy the show.
Assistant Scenic CarpenterJosh Hornkohl
Josh Hornkohl (Assistant Scenic Designer) is excited to watch many forms of magic unfold throughout this show. He is very proud of all the students who have helped make this production what it is and can’t wait for you all to enjoy it. GO PUFFS!!!!
PCDC PresidentKathy Gurtowsky
Kathy Gurtowsky (PCDC President) and has been with Crestwood Theatre since 2008. She loves the theatre and the people she has met and worked with through the years.
PCDC TreasurerMeridith Gurtowsky
Meridith Gurtowsky (PCDC Treasurer) is an alumni of the Crestwood Theatre program and she is grateful for the opportunity to watch a club she held so dearly in high school grow and thrive.
PCDC SecretaryTracy Monilidis
Tracy Monolidis (PCDC Secretary) has been supporting Crestwood Theatre for many years. She is very excited about the upcoming production of Puffs, and looks forward to working with all the amazing and talented people in the Crestwood Theatre!
PCDC Vice PresidentDavid Williamson
David Willamson (PCDC Vice President) is so excited to see all the hard work pay off with the great shows the students and staff put on. It is such an honor to do what I can for them.
Fundraising, ConcessionsMaria Chartier
Maria Chartier (Fundraising Chair) has been a part of Crestwood Theatre for 9 years, my daughter graduated in 2019. She still am involved and loving it.